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Notts Help Yourself Provider Bulletin April 2021

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Welcome to the April 21 edition of the Notts Help Yourself Provider e-bulletin. The bulletins will let you know about new developments on the Notts Help Yourself website. If you need more information about these stories or would like to contribute something to a future edition please email nottshelpyourself@nottscc.gov.uk

Adult Social Care

Day Opportunities

The Council is looking at the way it supports people to access day opportunities. Whilst some people will require more formal care in a building-based setting, others would benefit from accessing and being part of their communities. The Council engaged with people who use services, their carers, frontline staff teams, day service workers and providers and is now looking at how services can be delivered in a different way.

People identified new things that they wanted to learn and do including accessing their communities, engaging in sporting and leisure activities, going on day trips, meeting friends, learning life skills and learning to use IT. Findings from the engagement process will be included in a draft day opportunities strategy which people will have the opportunity to comment on in due course.

Warm Homes Hub

Put more money back into your pocket and improve the warmth of your home with the help of Warm Homes Hub. Support on offer includes food and fuel vouchers, a professional benefit check service and over-the-phone energy switching. Support with improving your home’s energy efficiency through accessing free insulation measures and 1st time gas central heating is also available. Enquire about the free advice and support, or check your eligibility for home improvements by calling 0115 985 3000. Please promote this to people you are providing support to.

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Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board

The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board is responsible for protecting an adult's right to live in safety, free from abuse. We are a partnership of organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse, while at the same time making sure that the adult's wellbeing and wishes are at the forefront of everything that we do. We treat cases of suspected abuse extremely seriously and all the organisations work closely together using the same policies and procedures to help ensure adults with care and support needs are kept safe.

Subscribing to our network means that you will be given access to free multi-agency training, learning events, webinars, safeguarding news and legislation updates as well as support with internal safeguarding policy and procedures if required.

If you’d like to receive this information via our regular e-bulletin, please follow the link and subscribe here e-bulletin

The Safeguarding Partnership network has been set up to support the work of the NSAB and includes further members such as charities, faith groups, colleges, district councils, sporting clubs etc. The Partnership meet twice a year to hear about the Board's progress and receive updates from speakers on key issues relating to Safeguarding. The Partnership welcomes new members from any organisation and this is an opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of Safeguarding in Nottinghamshire. The next event is taking place virtually on May 18th 2021 via MS Teams. If you would like to sign up to receive invites to this event or get in touch with the NSAB team please contact safeguarding1.adults@nottscc.gov.uk

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Children's Services

Education Market Position Statement and Short Breaks Market Position Statement

The Council's Education Market Position Statement and one-page key information summary document are now available to be viewed by providers. There is also information for new businesses and guidance document for education provision.

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There is also the Council’s Short Breaks Market Position Statement and new business information and guidance document which can be accessed by

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Families Information Service

From April 1st 2021 The Families Information Service has moved back to be manged by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The service will be the same but there is a new contact email address of nottsfis@nottscc.gov.uk and a new webpage on the NCC website which will be live from 1st April

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/familiesinformationservice

Phone contact is still the same number 0300 500 8080 and the Facebook page www.facebook.com/nottsfis is still the same.

Make a difference – become a Personal Assistant

Make a difference – become a Personal Assistant

 Do you know anyone who is keen to help make a difference to the life of others? If so they may want to consider becoming a Personal assistant (PA). The role has flexible working hours and can include tasks such as cleaning, shopping, leisure activities, support with personal care and other tasks to help them live independently in their own home.

If you know anyone who is interested, they can access more information or apply to join the Council’s Support with Confidence PA accreditation scheme.

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Web statistics

Find out how the website has been used by the public, including common search terms. See if there are any service gaps your service might be able to fill. You can now also access information on the current gaps for short breaks services for disabled children and young adults.

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Your information

Please make sure that you keep your organisation's details up to date and make any changes on your profile section of the website.


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